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The Calling of Jackdaw Hollow

Kate Gordon



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Queensland Univ. Press
01 April 2022
An evocative story about one odd boy searching for his place in the world, perfect for anyone who has ever wondered where their path might lead.

When Jackdaw Hollow is orphaned by a lightning strike, he is taken in by the headmistress of Direleafe Hall. Even though he grows up with her love and care, he feels undeserving, as if the universe made a mistake in sparing him. As he searches for the reason he survived the storm, he befriends Angeline, a wildling girl who knows where her destiny lies - the circus. But when he goes too far in trying to find his own calling, he loses sight of what's most important.

The Calling of Jackdaw Hollow is a spirited tale of destiny, self-worth and accepting that if you love something, you must set it free.
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   200g
ISBN:   9780702263484
ISBN 10:   0702263486
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kate Gordon grew up in a very bookish house, in a small town by the sea in Tasmania. After studying performing arts and realising she was a terrible actor, Kate decided to become a librarian. She never stopped writing and, in 2009, she applied for and won a Varuna fellowship, which led to all sorts of lovely writer things happening. Kate's first book, Three Things About Daisy Blue, was published in 2010. Her most recent publications are the middle-grade novels The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn, The Ballad of Melodie Rose, and Aster's Good, Right Things, which won the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers.

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